Panthers quarterback Baker Mayfield doesn’t want to add extra drama to his week one against the Browns.
On Monday, Bills sideline reporter Cynthia Frelund went viral when she relayed a conversation she had with Mayfield in which she claims he said, “I’m gonna f them up” while about facing the Browns in week one.
Baker Mayfield on playing the #Browns on Week 1: “I’m gonna f**k them up.”
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) August 30, 2022
Myles Garrett reacted to Baker’s alleged comment by saying that the Browns were going to use it to get themselves fired up for the week one game against the Panthers.
Myles Garrett responds to Baker Mayfield's "I’m going to f*** them up" remark 👀 pic.twitter.com/9GLm4xxabn
— FanSided (@FanSided) August 30, 2022
During the Panthers media session on Wednesday, Mayfield straight-up denied ever making the comment.
“First, I didn’t say it,” “Obviously everybody’s going to write whatever story they want, there’s history that I played there the last four years. I’m an extremely competitive person. Everybody knows that. If I wasn’t wanting to win then there would be a really big issue with me being the quarterback here. I want to win in everything I do. That’ll never change. That is not how I phrased it. It’s not even what I said.”
Baker Mayfield: “Well first, I didn’t say it.” pic.twitter.com/fjjiTNiGC1
— Sheena Quick (@Sheena_Marie3) August 31, 2022
Fans reacted to Mayfield denying Frelund’s report.
“football season doesn’t truly start until baker mayfield tries to fight a reporter”
football season doesn't truly start until baker mayfield tries to fight a reporter https://t.co/BW9H1FljUZ
— Johnny Stanton Stan (@BrownsAlchemy) August 31, 2022
“He went from “that’s not how I phrased it” to “I didn’t say anything” well you said something my boy lol”
He went from “that’s not how I phrased it” to “I didn’t say anything” well you said something my boy lol https://t.co/rSuvMMSJew
— eat your ❤️ out (@thekidfromcincy) August 31, 2022
“Idk but he contradicted himself when he said ” that’s not how I phrased it” to ” I didn’t say anything”. This looks like the org made him come out and deny it without a good story. Should’ve just owned it and said it was a private conversation”
Idk but he contradicted himself when he said " that's not how I phrased it" to " I didn't say anything". This looks like the org made him come out and deny it without a good story. Should've just owned it and said it was a private conversation https://t.co/GM8KJ4gIYI
— J.Cole A Cleveland Guardians Fan (@_CLEGuardians_) August 31, 2022